Nadine Maczka, age 62, of Algonquin, passed away at JourneyCare of Barrington on August 18, 2016. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 21, 1953 to her parents, Wanda and Harold Evans, the third of five siblings.

First and foremost in Nadine’s life was her love of God and passion for serving at church .  Every Sunday morning, she looked forward to caring for babies in the infant nursery at West Ridge.  The best part, however, was joining in worship, especially in song, with Keith, other family members, and her church family.  For the last five years, Nadine was part of a women’s group that loved and laughed together and bonded tightly over the study of God’s Word. If it’s possible to have two firsts, Nadine’s other first was family.  From childhood through her adult life, Nadine treasured time with family. Her delight was gathering together over lovingly prepared – and plentifully supplied – meals.  Nadine thrived in relationship with her biological family, as well as the many friends who she adopted as family. Nadine’s personality always shined, even as she battled health issues.  She was a fighter, resilient, spirited and feisty. She amazed her doctors each time she bounced back from a major surgery or new health challenge. As a Christ-follower, Nadine believed that whatever took her down in the end would only be a beginning of healing and wholeness –as assured by one of her favorite Bible verses: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

Nadine is survived by her husband, Keith, and her children.

Visitation will be Wednesday August 24, 2016 from 6:30 PM to time of service beginning at 7:30 PM at West Ridge Community Church, 3300 Encounter Lane, Elgin, IL 60124. Interment will be private.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin IL 60120. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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